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Well my fellow SN95 mustang lovers, I purchased a carpet kit for my 95 GTS from LateModelRestoration.com. I was very impressed with the service and support from the gents down there in Texas. However, I am not overly impressed with ACC (Auto Custom Carpets) who is the manufacturer of the carpet I ordered. While I understood there is some trimming involved, I was not prepared for that install, plus there was no instructions, no message from ACC, not even a "Good Luck Sucker" written on the box.

I figured as the 94-95 interior layouts are the same that maybe the section wrapping the lower portion of the dash would fit correctly, the hole for the shifter and e-brake would already be cut or at least marked where to cut. Instead I took the plunge and cut down the center about a foot, laid one side in place, and marked where I would need to cut more. I ended up cutting down the center right to the back of the e-brake. While yes the console will cover that cut, it seems to me that ACC is lazy in their design of this carpet.

I am very impressed with the quality of the carpet, the padding in the correct places, and the formed humps and curves; I don't feel I got my money's worth. Over a hundred bucks for carpet I now have to spend time trimming, and cutting holes. Yes, it sounds like I am whining, and maybe I am a little. I just feel that for the money, I think ACC could provide a little better engineering. Even marking some reference points to center the piece, or even DIRECTIONS stating what would need to be done.

Ok, I'm done ranting.

Has anyone else installed carpet in their SN95? Got any pointers for tomorrow when I start trimming?
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Well my fellow SN95 mustang lovers, I purchased a carpet kit for my 95 GTS from LateModelRestoration.com. I was very impressed with the service and support from the gents down there in Texas. However, I am not overly impressed with ACC (Auto Custom Carpets) who is the manufacturer of the carpet I ordered. While I understood there is some trimming involved, I was not prepared for that install, plus there was no instructions, no message from ACC, not even a "Good Luck Sucker" written on the box.

I figured as the 94-95 interior layouts are the same that maybe the section wrapping the lower portion of the dash would fit correctly, the hole for the shifter and e-brake would already be cut or at least marked where to cut. Instead I took the plunge and cut down the center about a foot, laid one side in place, and marked where I would need to cut more. I ended up cutting down the center right to the back of the e-brake. While yes the console will cover that cut, it seems to me that ACC is lazy in their design of this carpet.

I am very impressed with the quality of the carpet, the padding in the correct places, and the formed humps and curves; I don't feel I got my money's worth. Over a hundred bucks for carpet I now have to spend time trimming, and cutting holes. Yes, it sounds like I am whining, and maybe I am a little. I just feel that for the money, I think ACC could provide a little better engineering. Even marking some reference points to center the piece, or even DIRECTIONS stating what would need to be done.

Ok, I'm done ranting.

Has anyone else installed carpet in their SN95? Got any pointers for tomorrow when I start trimming?
I haven't put new carpet in mine YET.
But I did put new carpet in my last car (Mazda 323). It was the same way. The carpet was perfectly formed and trimmed to fit, but I had to cut out all the holes.
I too don't understand why these carpet companies don't cut the holes out. But what can you do?

I just took my whole interior out, laid the carpet down and marked where I need to cut with CHALK. Came out really good, considering I've never done it before.

But I feel ya, man. The company that sells the carpet should cut the holes out. But I'm sure there's a decent reason that they don't.
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When installing new carpet

use tho old carpet as a template works like a charm......
 
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ive got my brand new acc carpet in the box waiting to be installed, too bad i cant use my old as a template cause i threw it out already.lol.
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ive got my brand new acc carpet in the box waiting to be installed, too bad i cant use my old as a template cause i threw it out already.lol.

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Yeah, they're a PITA.

I've installed ACC carpet in 2 of my Mustangs, and want to install a black one in my '95. In my '89, the carpet was marked, but not cut on the backside. Holes were perforated for mounting holes...all that. On the last carpet I bought for my '91 last year, it was blank, and I had to do a lot of work. I wasn't as happy with the finished project as I was with the '89, but it looks fine with the interior re-installed.
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Well after some grunting, groaning, and a 12 pack of corona
I was able to get everything cut, and the console back in....all in all it turned out ok....but that was alot of work for something that could have been engineered better.


BTW...I threw my old carpet away a few months ago...I assumed I would not need it....right I know what happens when you assume....its not the first time I've been accused of being an A$$ :hihi:



So I've attached some pics of the finished product, aside from fabricating a rear seat delete.
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Looks good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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